DND to turn Gov’t Arsenal into priority supplier of weapons, ammo

By , on August 18, 2017


DND chief expressed hopes that Congress would replenish the expenditures as these were pulled out from ongoing projects. (pna photo)
This was bared by DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana during the turn over ceremony at the GA headquarters in Limay, Bataan Wednesday. (PNA photo)

MANILA — The Department of National Defense (DND) is committed to transform the Government Arsenal (GA) into the top supplier of rifles and ammunition for all of the country’s security forces.

This was bared by DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana during the turn over ceremony at the GA headquarters in Limay, Bataan Wednesday.

In the above-mentioned event, GA director Jonathan Martir was replaced by retired Major Gen. Daniel Casabar after a seven-year tenure.

“To make this happen, we at the DND commit to support the GA as the priority supplier of rifles and ammunition not only for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) but hopefully, to the entire security forces of the Philippine government including the Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and all other armed civilian agencies,” he said.

To do this, Lorenzana said the DND is committed to supporting the GA in enhancing its production capability and capacity.

This includes GA’s officials and employees’ well-being so that they can provide better services and cater to the needs of the country’s defense and security forces, he added.